At South Granville Dentistry in Vancouver, our dentists can use Invisalign to help our patients achieve straighter healthier smiles. Before beginning treatment, you may be wondering what to expect and whether your Invisalign treatment will be painful.
Comfort is bound to be a key factor in your decision, when you're weighting up your options for orthodontic treatment. Our Vancouver dentists are often asked if Invisalign treatment is painful.
Many of our Invisalign patients report that their aligners don’t cause pain, just slight discomfort that you gradually stop noticing over time.
Think of Invisalign aligners like a pair of new shoes; after you wear them for a while, you get used to how they feel.
Adjusting to Wearing Aligners
Whether you choose metal braces or Invisalign to straighten your teeth, there is going to be an adjustment period at the start of your treatment.
In order to guide your teeth towards their desired positions, the aligners apply pressure to specific targeted teeth. That pressure may cause some discomfort.
Patients who experience discomfort, report that it typically occurs during the first few days after putting in a new set of aligners, then gradually wears off until they switch to the next set of aligners.
Invisalign's clear aligners don't have any irritating metal brackets or wires, however the aligners may still irritate the soft tissues of your mouth until you become accustomed to wearing them.
Try to be patient if you experience discomfort due to your Invisalign treatment. Your gums and cheeks will soon toughen up and the aligners should no longer cause irritation.